Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for contract project managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 266,971 contract project managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 33.9% of all contract project managers are women, while 66.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed contract project manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of contract project managers is White (70.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.6%), Unknown (4.4%) and Black or African American (3.7%).
  • Contract project managers are most in-demand in Denver, CO.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $109,138, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for contract project managers to live.
  • Contract project managers are 46% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Contract Project Manager Statistics By Gender

33.9% of contract project managers are women and 66.1% of contract project managers are men.

  • Male, 66.1%
  • Female, 33.9%

Contract Project Managers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male66.1%
Female33.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Contract Project Manager

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$81,652
female-income
Female Income
$75,998

Contract Project Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the contract project manager position over time.

Male
Female
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2011
2012
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2020
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Contract Project Manager Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201069.28%30.72%
201171.31%28.69%
201269.46%30.54%
201369.42%30.58%
201473.53%26.47%
201568.96%31.04%
201667.63%32.37%
201763.06%36.94%
201869.09%30.91%
201966.42%33.58%
202068.26%31.74%
202166.14%33.86%

Contract Project Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Community Health Nursing Director7%93%
Early Childhood Services Coordinator7%93%
Tourist Home Keeper8%92%
Contract Project Manager66%34%
Station Superintendent98%2%
Agronomy Research Manager98%2%
Pipeline Superintendent99%1%

Contract Project Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among contract project managers is White, which makes up 70.9% of all contract project managers. Comparatively, there are 17.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.4% of the Unknown ethnicity.

  • White, 70.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.6%
  • Unknown, 4.4%
  • Black or African American, 3.7%
  • Asian, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Contract Project Manager Race

Contract Project Manager RacePercentages
White70.9%
Hispanic or Latino17.6%
Unknown4.4%
Black or African American3.7%
Asian2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Contract Project Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among contract project managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Contract Project Manager Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201079.48%3.56%2.48%12.37%
201179.50%4.08%2.21%12.42%
201279.87%3.59%2.38%12.09%
201378.84%4.23%2.80%12.20%
201478.19%4.16%2.70%12.81%
201578.26%3.99%2.65%12.52%
201678.44%3.37%2.55%13.54%
201776.82%3.27%2.79%15.08%
201877.55%3.44%2.72%14.28%
201977.26%3.47%2.76%14.46%
202073.95%3.91%2.90%14.88%
202170.86%3.72%2.85%17.56%

Contract Project Manager Wage Gap By Race

Asian contract project managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american contract project managers have the lowest average salary at $77,476.
$86,000
$84,000
$82,000
$80,000
$78,000
$76,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$80,721
White$83,985
Black or African American$77,476
Asian$84,356
Hispanic or Latino$81,912

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Average Age of a Contract Project Manager

We determined the average age of contract project managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Contract Project Manager Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4544
Unknown4649
Asian4240
Hispanic or Latino4441.5
White4845
American Indian and Alaska Native51

Contract Project Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of contract project manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of contract project managers is 40+ years old, which represents 69% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Contract Project Manager Age

Contract Project Manager YearsPercentages
40+ years69%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years6%

Types of Contract Project Manager Degree Levels

  • Bachelors, 66%
  • Masters, 13%
  • Associate, 13%
  • High School Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Contract Project Managers By Education

Contract Project Manager DegreePercentages
Bachelors66%
Masters13%
Associate13%
High School Diploma2%
Other Degrees6%

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Contract Project Manager Wage Gap By Education

Contract project managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $96,008 annually. With a Bachelors degree, contract project managers earn a median annual income of $89,841 compared to $87,830 for contract project managers with an Doctorate degree.
$100,000
$95,000
$90,000
$85,000
$80,000
$75,000
$70,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$74,263
Master's Degree$96,008
Bachelor's Degree$89,841
Doctorate Degree$87,830
Some College/ Associate Degree$77,671

Contract Project Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where contract project managers work. We found most contract project managers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most contract project managers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire contract project managers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Contract Project Manager Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees14%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees21%
> 10,000 employees46%

The Types Of Companies Contract Project Manager Work In

Employees with the contract project manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most contract project managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Contract Project Manager Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education5%
Public46%
Private45%
Government4%

Top Industries Hiring Contract Project Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ contract project managers. Those industries include technology, finance and professional.

Fortune 500

Technology

Finance

Professional

Manufacturing

Contract Project Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

Contract Project Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of contract project managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Contract Project Manager Unemployment Rate By Year

YearContract Project Manager Unemployment Rate
201011.13%
20119.39%
20126.73%
20135.09%
20143.91%
20153.22%
20162.80%
20172.50%
20182.02%
20191.64%
20203.67%
20214.26%

The Average Number of Years That Contract Project Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 6,280 contract project managers resumes, we figured out that the average contract project manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Contract Project Manager Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year31%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years11%
8-10 years5%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Contract Project Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to contract project managers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Contract Project Manager4.08%-
Sports Betting Manager8.19%2,486
Funeral Home Location Manager9.30%40,255
Assistant Director, Communications11.54%36,340
Medical Care Administrator11.66%166,249
Director Of Outreach14.16%17,318
Pupil Personnel Services Director16.20%56,839

Contract Project Manager LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Sports Betting Manager8.19%2,486
Funeral Home Location Manager9.30%40,255
Assistant Director, Communications11.54%36,340
Medical Care Administrator11.66%166,249
Director Of Outreach14.16%17,318
Pupil Personnel Services Director16.20%56,839

Foreign Languages Spoken By Contract Project Managers

The most common foreign language among contract project managers is Spanish at 47.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.2% and German is the third-most popular at 6.2%.

  • Spanish, 47.2%
  • French, 15.2%
  • German, 6.2%
  • Portuguese, 4.5%
  • Arabic, 4.5%
  • Other, 22.4%

Contract Project Manager Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish47.2%
French15.2%
German6.2%
Portuguese4.5%
Arabic4.5%
Other22.4%

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Contract Project Manager Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a contract project manager can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of contract project managers is $107,065. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Contract Project Managers Earn The Most?

Contract project managers earn the most in Massachusetts, where the average contract project manager salary is $105,011. The map here shows where contract project managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Contract Project Managers?

By looking through more than 6,280 resumes, we found that the most popular places for contract project managers are New York, NY and Atlanta, GA.

Number of Contract Project Managers

Number Of Contract Project Manager Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California7,364$101,704
2Texas4,086$72,530
3Florida2,403$64,655
4New York2,382$97,315
5Virginia2,351$90,659
6Washington2,298$100,097
7Pennsylvania2,165$87,215
8North Carolina1,954$76,710
9Illinois1,890$91,660
10Massachusetts1,886$105,011
11Ohio1,694$83,100
12Georgia1,520$73,383
13Maryland1,451$88,957
14New Jersey1,410$93,803
15Minnesota1,180$78,169
16Michigan1,155$88,489
17Arizona1,094$85,669
18Colorado1,073$82,956
19Wisconsin1,041$88,733
20Tennessee984$67,992
21Oregon983$97,241
22Indiana875$74,880
23Missouri828$69,681
24District of Columbia810$76,099
25Utah689$91,473
26Connecticut613$104,379
27Alabama575$62,176
28South Carolina555$67,544
29Iowa468$71,541
30Kentucky445$66,522
31Kansas426$77,875
32Arkansas361$62,130
33Nebraska356$64,047
34Nevada355$83,643
35Louisiana342$64,686
36New Mexico332$94,812
37Oklahoma332$69,635
38New Hampshire279$90,279
39Idaho273$95,508
40Rhode Island242$87,587
41Delaware242$81,750
42Montana233$93,755
43Hawaii200$77,742
44Mississippi196$61,197
45Maine194$90,156
46North Dakota186$84,309
47West Virginia177$96,135
48Alaska165$64,449
49Vermont157$80,840
50Wyoming138$74,246
51South Dakota127$83,886

Where Are Contract Project Managers In High Demand?

Contract project managers are in high demand in Denver, CO. There are currently 5 job openings for contract project managers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country contract project managers are in the most demand.

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Contract Project Manager Demographics FAQs

How Many Contract Project Manager Are There In The Us?

There are over 266,971 Contract Project Managers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Contract Project Managers Are Black?

3.7% of Contract Project Managers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Contract Project Managers?

Most a are White, with 70.9% of Contract Project Managers belonging to this ethnicity. 17.6% of Contract Project Managers are Hispanic or Latino, 4.4% of Contract Project Managers are Unknown, 3.7% of Contract Project Managers are Black or African American, 2.8% of Contract Project Managers are Asian, and 0.6% of Contract Project Managers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Contract Project Manager Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Contract Project Manager jobs are male - dominated. 66% of Contract Project Managers are male, and 33% are female, so there are more male Contract Project Managers than female Contract Project Managers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Contract Project Manager?

The average Contract Project Manager is 46 years old. 69% of Contract Project Managers are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 6% are between 20-30 years old

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